Monday, May 30, 2011

Starting Over

I'm starting my weight loss journey over...I'm hoping this is the last time. I was doing Weight Watchers at my job because while I was laid off, I gained my weight back. WW at work is going ok but I wasn't losing fast enough so I started Medifast again...I have been on it a week today and have lost 7 lbs so far. I have to change some things up when I get off this diet this time around. I have to do cardio earlier this time and I have to lift weights and keep it going. I must eat more fruits and veggies and leaner meats. This all sounds good but the hard part is actually doing it...I am going to go back to WW once I drop the initial weight to help me maintain. I really hope this plan works...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Body Wrap!

I am addicted to GROUPON! LOL! I purchased an Infrared Body Wrap through Groupon and went and redeemed it yesterday. It was a very interesting experience. You are "wrapped" for 50 mins and the machine is supposed to help shed excess water and toxins through sweat and help you burn up to 1,250 calories! Sounds great right?? Well...not if you don't like being hot!! I was uncomfortable for the 1st 10 mins because I was trying to get used to being so hot. I had to wear long sleeves and long pants as well as socks....then eventually I relaxed and went to sleep. Then I woke up with about 10 mins left and found myself sweating profusely. It was kind-of like a workout...the last 5 mins, I thought I was going to die! I was about to call out to the attendant and tell her to come take me out of that thing. I could not get comfortable to save my life.

When I got out, she told me to get dressed (gross) and meet her up front. She gave me a bottle of water and told me to stay hydrated throughout the night and I was on my way. Did I feel smaller...a little, but maybe that was in my head??? I thought they would have measured me before and afterwards but that didn't happen. Josh said I looked smaller...maybe he's a little bias though! LOL

That damn groupon got me in trouble again I figured since I had 11 points left for dinner that night and just "worked out" I may as well use my Village Burger Bar groupon that expires this week to enjoy the best burger in Dallas!! It was sooo delicious!!

I do feel smaller today though...but I can't weigh myself because Josh hid the damn scale!! The one time he listens to me...SMH! I will get to weigh myself this weekend, so hopefully, I have dropped some weight. 1-2 pounds will make me feel better.

Until next time...

Monday, January 24, 2011


That's the number of my cholesterol!! YIKES!! I got this information on Friday and have been a little upset about it all weekend. I have to change everything I have been eating and I MUST start exercising. Granted, I'm sure genetics and my holiday eating helped get this number to where it is, but is that what they are going to say on my tombstone??? No, so it really doesn't matter, does it?

Ok, so I have 6 months to get that back down before I get retested. I'm going to eat more veggies, fruits, fish, and chicken and I have to exercies at least 4 times a week....I have to change my attitude about all of this. Right now, I feel like this is all boring food, but I really can't help it.

Is this really my life???

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A few suggestions for me...

My friend Maggie suggested the following...


1. Only weigh yourself 1x per week and make sure it is 1st thing in the morning. (My weight can change 1-3 lbs in one day so I only weigh myself in the morning.)

2. You aren’t eating too much but try less carbs. (Bread, pasta, crackers etc.)

3. Try adding more veggies and protein.

4. Drink lots of water

5. Try not to eat after 7:00 at night, if you get hungry eat something small and low in carbs or just drink some water to hold you off until the morning.

My friend Tiff suggested that I have Josh hide the scale! I agree!! She also stated that I should increase my incline on my treadmill to give me a little variation in my workout.

A little impatient...

This is where I sabotage myself. I start a weight loss program and eating better and working out and if I don't see results quick enough, I want to quit! I lost 5 lbs in the first week of Weight Watchers and I wasn't even working out, this week...nothing. The scale keeps going up and down a pound. I have been walking on the treadmill and staying within my points and the scale won't go down any more. I know I need to be patient and I need to stay off that scale but it's easier said than done. Then I start to wonder, am I eating the right things within my points, am I pushing myself enough with my workouts, what am I doing wrong?? I am going to post what I eat daily and my workout and I welcome feedback. This is what I have eaten so far this week.

Monday, January 17th
Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal - 4

Pineapples and grapes - 0

3oz Chicken Breast - 3
Single serving Broccoli and cheese - 0

24 Special K crackers - 3
String cheese - 2

Olive Garden Cheese ravioli (only half portion) - 10
1 Breadstick - 4

Strawberry mentos - 4

Activity - Treadmill for 60 mins

Tuesday, January 18th
Pineapples, strawberries, grapes - 0

Strawberry yogurt

3oz Chicken Breast - 3

24 Crackers - 3
String Cheese - 2
WW lemon cake - 1

Before dinner snack
Bagel - 3
Cream Cheese - 2

3oz Meatloaf - 5
Green Beans - 0
1 serving Mashed Potatoes - 2
1 Biscuit - 3
4 oz Pepsi - 2

Activity - Treadmill for 50 minutes

Wednesday, January 19th
Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal - 4

Yogurt - 2
Blueberries - 0

3 oz Meatloaf - 5
Green beans - 0
Mashed Potatoes - 2

24 Crackers - 3
Cheese stick - 2

3oz Meatloaf - 5
Broccoli - 0
1/2 cup sweet potatoes - 2

Activity - none

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Do!

I'm looking for a new hairdo to go with my new body! LOL! For those of you familiar with the tv show "The Game" I am the girl who rocks the side-part under all day everyday! I am very conservative and do not like to call attention to myself if possible. BUT, I do feel like my hairstyle is starting to remind me of my mother! OMG!! So I am looking for a new style that I will get once I lose 10 lbs as my reward. Any suggestions?
 I'm feeling this below...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Going good...

Ok, so today is Day 3 of the Weight Watchers diet and so far, I have no real complaints. Trying to get my points right have been a little challenging but it will get easier, I'm sure. Monday, I went over by 6 points and had to dip into my weekly flex points and yesterday, I didn't eat all my points and had 3 left over. I was really proud of myself last night though...I ate a really good dinner and snacked on fruit all day when I was craving sweets.

I haven't started working out the way I wanted to just yet though. I keep finding excuses, like it's Monday or "The Game" will be on soon...LOL! I am aiming at working out 4 times this week...I have 4 days left. Wow...maybe I should aim at 3 instead. I do have to put the treadmill together with Josh tonight... ;-)

Until next time!

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'm BACK!!!

I have been away for a few months and I am sad to report that I have gained most of my weight back...I have enjoyed the hell out of the holidays though! :) I guess the good thing about Medifast is that it helps you drop the weight fast but when you get off it, and you go back to eating unhealthy (because you didn't learn to eat the right things), you gain your weight back. BUT, I am not going to let that stop me from achieving my ultimate weight loss goal and keeping it off! So, now I am going to try Weight Watchers with a friend of mine and a co-worker. They have both done it before and lost with it. I'm excited to see my new body in a few months! LOL! We ordered a treadmill Monday and hopefully that will help me stay active since I hate going to the gym. I have been doing the Dance Central game on the XBox Kinect and man is that a workout...

So bottom line is that I am motivated and ready to change my lifestyle and eating habits once and for all. I do have to figure out another way to handle stress in my life though. I immediately turn to food and I know that's not good for me, but I don't know what else to do. Like yesterday, both my supervisors have really been working my nerves this week. To the point where I wish I had enough money saved up so I could tell them both to kiss my ass and quit on the spot, but I don't, so instead I totally blew my diet and went to McDonalds after work and then went home and baked some mini double chocolate chip cookies and ate like 5 of them...oh and I had a glass of Moscato. That all finally calmed me down! What else can I do? To me, working out is not the answer, but maybe if I start boxing, that will help me get out some aggression. I definitely have to find an outlet because if the conversation that I had with my boss just 10 minutes ago is any indication of what my future will be like at this place, I am going to need something other than food to calm me down if I want to lose weight. SMH... I'm getting frustrated all over again thinking about it...where are my damn Mike and Ikes???? UGH!!